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The Forgotten Creeks

An Emmy Award-Winning Documentary

“The Forgotten Creeks” recalls the history of Alabama’s Mvskoke Creek Indians from Spanish contact in the 1500’s through the Indian Removal Act of 1830. The documentary explores what happened to those Mvskoke Creeks who remained in Alabama following the Trail of Tears and documents those ensuing years of poverty, assimilation and discrimination that nearly destroyed their Indigenous identity.

It also traces how finally, in 1984, after more than 40 years of unwavering advocacy by Tribal Leaders, the federal government recognized the Tribe as a sovereign, or independent, Indian nation with ancestral lands in Atmore, Alabama and elsewhere in the state. Federal recognition was the beginning of a new chapter in the Tribe’s history. Economic development brought self-sufficiency and the Tribe’s focus on educational opportunities, family values, and faith guided its transition to prosperity.

More than two years in the making, this documentary was produced by Jacksonville State University’s Longleaf Studios and is being aired on Alabama Public Television. The trailer and full documentary can be seen below. If you are interested in hosting a screening of the Forgotten Creeks, please fill out our screening request form and a member of our team will follow up with you soon.

Forgotten Creeks Full-Length Documentary

Forgotten Creeks Trailer

“When you belong to something you hold it dear to your heart.”

The Forgotten Creeks documentary trailer provides a brief glimpse into the struggles and determination of the Poarch Creek Indians that ultimately led them to become a sovereign nation and Alabama’s only federally recognized Native American tribe.

Meet Film Producer Seth Johnson

Learn more about the talented executive producer Seth Johnson and his award-winning work that took two years of research and interviews. His blend of illustrative cinematography, rare historical archival material, and compelling interviews, captured the remarkable story of “The Forgotten Creeks.”

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